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American Eagle and Executive Airlines February 2009 traffic announced
American Eagle Airlines has reported February 2009 traffic figures for its own operations and those of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Executive Airlines.
American Eagle itself reported a February load factor of 66.6% down 3.5 percentage points (pp) compared to the same period last year (70.1%). Traffic in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) decreased by 14.0% year-over-year to 485,072,000 from 564,084,000, while capacity for the respective periods, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), decreased by 9.4% to 728,597,000 from 804,443,000. The carrier boarded 1,079,391 passengers in February this year, down 14.5% from last year's 1,262,178.
Executive Airlines reported traffic (RPMs) of 36,955,000, down 15.2% from February 2008's 43,600,000, with capacity (ASMs) decreasing year-over-year by 5.6% to 71,923,000 from 76,165,000. The airline's load factor dropped by 5.9 pp to 51.4% from 57.2%, with passengers for carried dropping to 185,573 in February 2009 from 203,725 in February 2008, an 8.9% decrease.
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